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Is 15V too high for a standard car battery?

The 15V is not a real reading. It's an artifact of bubbles formed on the plates from overcharging, which have by themselves an anode and a cathode. This creates a false" voltage potential that ...
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Tried to use cig lighter in my 12 volt plug now charger won’t work

Many modern cars don't have cigarette lighter ports anymore, they have auxiliary power outlets which use the same plug, but with a lower amp rating. When you put your cigarette lighter in it tried to ...
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Can't find out a correct fuel pump for my vehicle

It appears there are two pumps which it could actually be. One each for the left and right sides of the vehicle. The part numbers I can find are: Right side: Spectra Premium - SP7050M Bosch - 67774 ...
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Is 15V too high for a standard car battery?

I take it that the "car battery charger" you mention in your post is an old-school type, which does not have any built-in charge regulation? If it's taken your battery up to 15 volts, and it's a ...
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The battery in my portable jump starter seems to be dead - is it ruined?

The link says it's a lead acid battery chemistry being used in that device. That type of chemistry does very poorly when sitting around idle. Periodic charges after each use and on a schedule ...
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Tried to use cig lighter in my 12 volt plug now charger won’t work

Looks like this is the location of the relevant fuse in the 2004 Venture from the manual: A third possibility other than blowing the fuse from the load or heat damage to the socket is that the ...
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2007 Dodge Charger 3.5L V6 won't turn over, but starter and relay appear to be working

Remove the starter relay from its socket and connect a 12v bulb (something like 5w) across what would be the relay coil contacts in the socket. You should be able to just push some wires into the ...
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Trickle charging with positive and negative on the same battery terminal

Nothing happened to the battery. If your trickle charger doesn't have short circuit protection, it may be destroyed now. However, the battery is unaffected. Try to test if your charger works by ...
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Is 15V too high for a standard car battery?

15vdc is borderline too high. First of all, unplug the charger if you haven't done so already. Next, check to see if there are any visible signs of a boil over. Be careful if there is, because this is ...
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'06 Charger Broken Glove Box Latch

Although I haven't done one of these in particular (but a bunch of the little pink shift interlock levers; darn Mopar), here is my suggestion: Your glovebox latch assembly is broken. Busticated. ...
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car mobile charger blown my radio/ stereo

Your 2nd picture (fuses under dashboard) is where the radio fuse is located. If you look at your picture, you can see the fuses in the top left (those little plastic things with numbers on them). The ...
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Clicking noise from front wheel

When you have Mag wheels I believe you have to re-torque them every couple of months or so. If I remember correctly it has to do with the different rates of expansion and contraction between the ...
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Car battery won’t charge

The 13 is irrelevant here! Watch the voltage when you crank over-it will drop This figure should not be less than around 10v -if it is, then the battery has no amp power to start the car and is ...
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How bad is idling for your engine?

It's worth considering, but negotiate the price down as much as possible. In my experience, an engine that idles continuously has about twice as much wear as an engine that is driven normally. It's ...
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2012 dodge charger 5.7 automatic

It sounds like it might have been flashed incorrectly, or there might be something in the software you can update to tell it what setup this vehicle runs. Do you have a scan tool that can access OEM ...
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2007 Dodge Charger 3.5L V6 won't turn over, but starter and relay appear to be working

the relay appears to click when the key is turned You hear a click -- how do you know it's the starter relay that's clicking? There are other relays in the car. Put a meter on the starter relay ...
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Suspension Dodge Charger

I'm going to suggest that you likely have a number of worn or damaged components in your front suspension and a piecemeal approach to fixing them is not going to be effective. You need to (or have ...
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Battery charging?

Most battery chargers today are smart enough to not apply a charge to something which it doesn't see as a 12v battery. If the voltage on the battery is too low, this may be what's at issue. The reason ...
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Portable Jump box won 't hold charge

Most of these use sealed lead acid batteries. Unless its the small ones the size of a couple of smartphones put together. The symptoms your describing sounds like the battery is no good and it does ...
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Fiat 500e 2017 charger

It looks different from my charger. But No, there is no way these chargers damage your battery, as they are in fact not chargers. The actual charger is on-board of the car. These ‘chargers’ are more ...
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does straight piping your car remove catalytic converters?

As the_storyteller said in their comment doing this removes any catalytic converters in the replaced sections of exhaust (that's pretty much part of the definition of a "straight" pipe - it's a ...
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The battery in my portable jump starter seems to be dead - is it ruined?

Yes, it is ruined. Lead acid batteries do self-discharge and get ruined if stored for long periods of time at empty state of charge. Not only that but they are heavy for the amount of capacity they ...
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R&R Camshaft Position Sensor - Anything Specific? - 2007 Dodge Charger 2.7L A/T

Changing out the camshaft position sensor is really straight forward on the 2.7l V6 Chrysler engine. It really is an R&R procedure. You'll need the sensor, a 13mm wrench (or socket/ratch if it ...
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Changing my tires

First be aware that actual tire size can vary by brand and use. An off road tire will be a different dimension from road performance or rain tire. Identical tires dimensions, can be different if ...
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Clicking noise from front wheel

The problem was that both front wheel bolts weren't strongly tightened. That's all... Somehow they lose the tightness
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Clicking noise from front wheel

I'd try swapping the wheel around for another one to see if the noise is still there. The noise could be where the wheel is moving slightly as it contacts the disk, in which case a slight dab of ...
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